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Pro-woman Obgyn: Finding the right care for women’s medical group

Simoné’s journey finding a care for women’s medical group

Simoné sighed, unsure and a bit worried. “I’m trying to find a place for women’s health stuff. I feel lost. I don’t want people judging me.”

Mara looked at her. “You know I won’t judge you, right? What’s up?”

Taking a deep breath, Simoné shared, “I had an abortion before, like I told you earlier. But I’m worried I might have an STD, and I’m scared of what other people, especially my doctor, will think. I feel like she pressures me into things, like getting an IUD. I don’t like using birth control. I gain a bunch of weight on it, and I just don’t like how it makes me feel. But she doesn’t care about that. She just tells me I ‘have to’ if I don’t want to get pregnant. What’s that about?” 

Listening carefully, Mara said, “Wow. That’s crazy that your doctor didn’t listen to what you were saying. I’ve heard about this happening with some other friends too, though. I guess some doctors try to push things on you. What did she say when you told her you had an abortion? You’d think a care for women’s medical group would know what to say…”

Simoné sighed, “Well, that’s just it. I haven’t actually told her about that either. She just doesn’t really get me. I feel weird talking about my life with her. It’s like I’m under a microscope. I don’t want her looking down on me. And since she’s already trying to get me on birth control, what else would she try to pressure me into if she knew? I feel like I don’t have much control over the situation when I go to see her.”

Mara put a hand on Simoné’s shoulder, “You deserve better. Ever heard of ThriVe+? It’s a place just for women, no judgment, and it’s confidential. The women there understand. They won’t judge you for your past or whatever you’re going through now.”

Simoné looked curious, “That would be great. How could they help me now, though?”

Mara explained, “It’s a safe space, Simoné. A place where you can be yourself without worrying about being judged. But they’re also a care for women’s medical group that has nurses and medical staff. If you go, you can get a no-cost STD screening, pre-abortion screening if you’re ever in that situation again, and that includes an ultrasound. And you can talk to them about stuff related to pregnancy and relationships, too. ThriVe+ knows how huge it is for you to feel heard and supported. The people there really care about you. You can talk openly without worrying.”

Simoné’s eyes lit up a bit, “Sounds like the kind of place I need.”

Mara nodded, “Definitely. It’s important to have a supportive place, especially for your health. ThriVe+ is there to help and understand. They won’t force you to do anything.”

She continued, “A good women’s health provider should make you feel confident and safe — it’s the only way you can really make the best choices for you. You should never feel uncomfortable during a medical consultation, especially when it comes to sexual health. It’s a vulnerable thing, you know?”

Mara mentioned, “If you’re ever pregnant again and you’re not sure what to do, they’re a safe space for that too. A care for women’s medical group like ThriVe+ provides a sanctuary. They even have pre-abortion screenings and ultrasounds to help you. They care for your body, mind, and emotions.”

“That’s like holistic care!” Simoné added.

“Exactly!” Mara said. “They care about all of you. They also keep up with medically accurate information. When I’ve gone to talk about sexual health, they’ve answered my questions about pregnancy options – abortion, adoption, and parenting. And it’s all private. They’re a medical center, so they follow confidentiality rules.”

“So they tell you about your options, but don’t try to force you into anything?” Simoné asked.

“Yeah!” Mara said, “They support you with information during the decision-making process. They can connect you with broader community resources, too. They actually respect your autonomy. It’s just super helpful but not at all judge-y. When I talk to the women there, I feel like I’m talking to a friend. It’s helpful to be able to make my own choices but have all the facts, too, you know? I feel like I’ve taken my health into my own hands.”

Simoné smiled. She felt a sense of relief.”Thanks. I’ll definitely check out ThriVe+; you said it’s a care for women’s medical group? It sounds like the kind of place I need right now. I’m glad there’s somewhere that understands being a safe space.”

Mara smiled back, “Of course! You honestly deserve the best care. Don’t settle for anything less.”

Portrait of young brunette thriving at a care for women’s medical group.

Finding the care to help you bloom

Have you ever looked at a flower in a garden, and felt like you could relate to it? Has your heart opened as you felt the sun on your face? You’re not crazy. You are valuable and have inherent beauty, just like a flower. 

Taking care of your health is super important to keep you from wilting in the sun (or the stressors of life). Your village, including yourself and your healthcare team, should treat you like the beautiful flower you are. You need support, nutrition, and care to bloom. An OBGYN should be a part of your team. They help you understand and take care of your body. Especially when it comes to things like periods, pregnancy, and staying healthy.

Pro-woman healthcare

Look for a care for women’s medical group that’s “pro-woman.” That means they’ll give you medically accurate information and won’t judge you — whatever choices you make. Some plants need more sun, and others need more shade, and people make different choices for their lives. People have different lifestyles. There’s all different kinds of relationships. 

A good care for women’s medical group won’t judge you for these choices — everyone is unique. But a good medical provider should listen and understand your choices. They should empower you to make decisions that are best for you. Again, because everyone is different, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for sexual health. That’s why you need a provider who listens.

Think of it this way — if a gardener only liked one type of plant and didn’t take care of the others, some plants might not grow well. Similarly, if your medical provider judges or doesn’t help you understand all the choices, it might make it harder for you to take care of your body. And it’s super important for you to take care of yourself. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about taking care of yourself, please reach out to us.

So, finding a medical provider who respects your choices helps create a safe and comfortable environment for you to ask questions and take care of your health. It’s important to feel accepted and not judged, so you can grow and thrive, just like the different plants in your garden.

Portrait of a pretty young woman, confident after going to a care for women’s medical group.

The care you deserve

Let’s talk about going to a care for women’s medical group, like ThriVe+. Have you ever wished there was a safe space for you to ask questions without someone pushing an agenda on you? This is that place. ThriVe+ can help you with getting tested for STDs, pre-abortion screenings, ultrasounds, and more. 

And besides that, they’re going to support you while you get the information you need to navigate your decision

When you go to a big hospital or clinic, it can feel a bit like being in a giant, cold, and sterile place. You might have to wait a long time, just like waiting in a huge waiting room where you’re just a number. It can be a bit intimidating, and you might only get a few moments with the doctor, like a quick visit. Sometimes in life, you’ll need to go to places like these. But when you’re looking for advice about pregnancy, abortion, sexual health, or relationships, you don’t have to go through this big process. 

There are better options. At ThriVe+, it’s different. This care for women’s medical group is like stepping into a warm and inviting place. You’re treated like a friend. The clinic is decorated nicely (unlike a sterile-looking clinic), so it feels natural. Almost like home. The women there greet you warmly, just like friends would. You won’t feel like just another number – instead, they’ll take the time to understand you, your concerns, and what you need help with. 

And no matter what, they’ll support you. Even if you choose to have an abortion, or if you choose adoption, or choose to parent — they’ll help you understand your options. Imagine having all the time you need with the medical professionals there. They won’t rush you. You can ask as many questions as you want. 

Even though they’re real nurses and medical professionals, they’re not focused on getting through as many patients as they can. Each person who visits is a top priority. You should feel comfortable and supported when you’re talking about things like STDs, pregnancy, or abortion, and ThriVe+ is designed to make you feel just that way – cared for, heard, and respected.

Your Medical Provider Check-List

As you search for the right care for women’s medical group for you, you can use this checklist:

1. Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Ensure the provider is board-certified and has the necessary qualifications and certifications.
  • Ask about their education, training, and any specialized expertise.

2. Reputation:

  • Check reviews. Ask for recommendations from friends, family, or an advocate at ThriVe+
  • Look for positive feedback regarding the care for women’s medical group’s professionalism.

3. Pro-Woman Approach:

  • Look for a medical provider who is non-judgmental about lifestyle choices and past decisions like abortions.

4. Communication Style:

  • Choose a doctor who communicates clearly. Does she give you time to ask questions, and answer them?
  • Make sure they respect your healthcare decisions.

5. Empathy and Understanding:

  • Look for an obgyn who is empathetic. Does she understand your specific concerns? A compassionate and caring approach is crucial, especially when you’re talking about vulnerable things.

6. Accessible Location:

  • Consider the location of the provider’s office. Is it convenient for you?
  • Check if they have multiple locations or affiliated hospitals.

7. Office Environment:

  • Assess the atmosphere of the care for women’s medical group. Is it clean, welcoming, and comfortable?
  • Are the staff friendly and welcoming? Do you feel safe?

8. Wait Times:

  • Consider whether the medical provider’s office has reasonable wait times. You probably don’t want to spend hours in a waiting room.

9. Emergency Care and Availability:

  • Understand how the provider handles urgent situations.
  • There should be a reliable after-hours contact or a patient line. ThriVe+ has a patient care line available to you, whenever you need it. But if you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

10. Technology and Facilities:

  • Ask if the care for women’s medical group’s office is equipped with up-to-date technology and facilities for examinations and tests.

11. Insurance and Financial Considerations:

  • Make sure the provider accepts your insurance plan.
  • Ask about the billing procedures before you go. Remember that all services offered at ThriVe+ are no-cost. You don’t need insurance to come see us.

Choosing the right care for women’s medical group is a personal decision. Choose someone you feel comfortable with and trust. You can actually schedule consultations with potential medical providers to get a sense of their approach and how well you connect with them. Please don’t hesitate to chat with us if you have any questions or need someone to talk to. We’re here for you.

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